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A wild life is a joyful life when you're in it together

 

WELCOME TO RUGGED FAMILY ADVENTURES

Welcome to Rugged Family Adventures, a unique blog here for you to explore. Spending time together as a family in the great outdoors has added such value to our lives, and we love having the opportunity to share our passions and thoughts with our loyal readers. We hope this blog inspires you to get outdoors too! Read on, and enjoy.

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Taking a break on the Kokopelli
Taking a break on the Kokopelli

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Tom and Andrew
Tom and Andrew

Just finished the FibARK Marathon Paddle

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Day 5 Yampa River Trip

I was awake as the sky lightened, no alarm needed. I got up at 5.30 and made coffee and hot cocoa for Cry and sara and finished some...

Day 4 Yampa River Trip

A short 6.5 miles but we filled the day easily. We slow start was planned with a good breakfast. Floating at 11 am and we stopped just...

Day 3 Yampa River Trip

A great day of hiking with a calm day of rafting. We started the morning waking up to the sky slowly brightening while we listened to the...

Day 2 Yampa River Trip

The sun started to brighten the sky around 5 am and slowly woke me. I stayed wrapped in my sleeping bag in our mesh tent looking up at...

Day 1 Yampa River Trip

With temperatures around freezing predicted for the morning and a strong wind blowing we uncharacteristicly left the fly on when we went...

Day 0 Yampa River Trip 2022

“Hey, I know you said you weren’t going to do a river trip this year, but I just caught a 5 day Yampa river cancellation. What do you...

Day 3 - Plan …. Z? Highway to hell?

The nights sleep was very good in surprisingly comfortable beds. Without any special rush we found ourselves eating breakfast at 7.45. We...

Day 2 - where did the water go?

We slept really well in the quiet of Bumblebee valley. As the sun started to brighten the sky, the wind started to blow. I got up around...

Day 1

Getting out on the first day is always a bit hectic. We all woke up pretty easily and then hit the grill at the gas station for...

Day 0

Hugs and kisses were sent with the boy as he headed off with our friends for a week of training at the US National Whitewater Training...

Day -1

It’s been a busy, good winter filled with robotics, skiing and kayak training for the boy. As the sun stays in the sky longer our desire...

Day 36 8/6/21 The Last Day

The last day of our adventure did not disappoint, both with joy and challenge. We woke up to more rain and then a large thunderstorm...

Day 34 8/4/21

Day 34 8/4/21 A nice morning at Colter bay with a 20 mile ride to Jenny lake. We are leaving the Divide Route today for good as we go on...

Day 35 8/5/21

Our last full day is a zero here at Jenny Lake. Of course a zero is never really a zero and we once again had a 5.30 alarm to get over to...

Day 33 8/3/21

Our last hard biking day today and this morning it seemed like it was going to be a hard one for sure! Starting at 8 pm the night before,...

Day 32 8/2/21

Today rain was predicted at 80% starting by 9 am so we were up at 5.30 yet again and moving and packing. We got breakfast from the snack...

Day 31 8/1/21

One month in for our trip and what a day! Another 5.30 am alarm to get an early start before the roads got too busy. Crys even got...

Day 30 7/31/21

Today we left the Divide Route to head over to West Yellowstone. There is no route defined to go to west Yellowstone so we consulted...

Day 29 7/30/21

Another amazing morning waking up in the wildlife refuge. The clacking of the sandhill cranes woke us up and we were off pedaling by...

Day 28 7/29/21

The cacophony of birds slowly brought me to consciousness as the sun rose behind the mountains to start burning off the mist settled in...

 

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